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Seoul courtroom fines Samsung chief Lee for illegal sedative use – Yonhap

SEOUL, Oct 26 (Reuters) – A Seoul courtroom fined Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (005930.KS) Vice Chairman Jay Y. Lee 70 million received ($59,461.62) plus a price for illegal use of a managed substance, Yonhap reported on Tuesday.

Seoul Central District Court fined Lee for being administered propofol, a sedative utilized in anaesthesia, a number of occasions between 2015-2020, Yonhap stated.

Under South Korean legislation, the recipient of a managed substance deemed to have been administered illegally is responsible for prosecution, in addition to those that administered the drug. learn extra

Lee has stored a low public profile since his parole in August from a bribery and embezzlement conviction in January. He stays on trial accused of stock-price manipulation and accounting fraud associated to the $8 billion merger of two Samsung corporations in 2015.

($1 = 1,177.2300 received)

Reporting by Joyce Lee; Editing by Christopher Cushing

Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Jay Y. Lee leaves a court in Seoul, South Korea, October 26, 2021. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Jay Y. Lee arrives at a court in Seoul, South Korea, October 26, 2021. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Jay Y. Lee arrives at a court in Seoul, South Korea, October 26, 2021. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji